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 [glo-mer´u-li] (L.)
plural of glomerulus.



(glō-mĕr′ū-lŭs) plural.glomeruli [L.]
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1. One of the capillary networks that are part of the renal corpuscles in the nephrons of the kidney. Each is surrounded by a Bowman's capsule, the site of renal (glomerular) filtration, which is the first step in the formation of urine. See: illustration
2. A group of twisted capillaries or nerve fibers.

olfactory glomerulus

A neural network found in the olfactory bulb, formed by the dendrites of mitral cells intertwined with the axons of olfactory receptor cells.

Glomeruli (singular, glomerulus)

Tiny tufts of capillaries which carry blood within the kidneys. The blood is filtered by the glomeruli. The blood then continues through the circulatory system, but a certain amount of fluid and specific waste products are filtered out of the blood, to be removed from the body in the form of urine.


plural of glomerulus.
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neglecta caused decline in serum creatinine and no damage to the glomeruli as the most important parts of nephrons and protected the kidneys against serious damages.
Regarding TNF-[alpha], its increased expression in diabetic glomeruli has been related to increased ROS production, increased endothelial cell permeability and cytotoxicity (Koike et al.
Although the pathogenesis of renal failure in a blue kidney is unknown, iron depositing in glomeruli and interstitium is a trigger of renal malfunction.
Five had inadequate tissue with no glomeruli visualized in the specimens used for immunofluorescence, leaving 16 patients in the study (Table 1).
Immune complex deposition in glomeruli was visualized by immunohistofluorescence.
The flow of blood through the kidneys, and therefore through the glomeruli, increases-this--is called hyperfiltration--and the kidneys are larger than normal.
When kidneys are working well, the glomeruli keep protein inside your body.
ACE inhibitors lower the pressure in the glomeruli by relaxing the vessel that drains the filter.
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is glomerulonephritis, which damages the kidney's filtering units, called the glomeruli.
Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) have been implicated in the pathogenesis of diabetic complications, and the irreversible formation of AGEs promotes deposition of the extracellular matrix (ECM) such as collagen in the glomeruli via receptor for AGEs (RAGE) and abnormal glomerular remodeling in the kidney (Brownlee, 2005; Raptis and Viberti, 2001).